List of “ways we serve” with descriptions/links.
Tomahawk Area Ministries
Tomahawk United Methodist Church Food Pantry Hours: Wednesday 1pm-3pm, Friday 11am – 12:30pm. The Tomahawk Food Pantry is housed in the Tomahawk United Methodist Church basement. The United Methodist Church does not run the food pantry. The Tomahawk Food Pantry is a separate organization. The Tomahawk Food Pantry accepts food & monetary donations. Location: 1104 School Road, Tomahawk, WI 54487 Contact Chairperson: Rickey Lawrence 715-453-1386 Tomahawk Food Pantry P.O. Box 718 Tomahawk, WI 54487
The Salvation Army Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 12noon The Salvation Army of Tomahawk provides Lincoln County residents in distress with material support, including food, clothing, limited rent and utility assistance to help prevent homelessness. Disaster services are also provided. Our local Salvation Army also sponsors a special project called The Happy Kids Backpack Program. This program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children in our community at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. Backpacks are filled with food each week and the children take the food filled packs home for weekend use. This program is supported by local and area donations from those who think it is very important to fight hunger right here in Tomahawk. Any questions about donations or the backpack program call 715-612-7509. Financial contributions are greatly needed and provide the Salvation Army with funds to provide services year around. To make a donation or for assistance please call 715-453-5939.
Our Sisters House 328 E Washington Ave, Tomahawk, WI 54487 Phone: 715 224-3520 Temporary Homeless Shelter for Women, Men and Children. Our mission is to provide temporary housing and living essentials to those in need, in a safe environment that fosters a sense of self-worth, promotes self-sufficiency and strives for independent living. We providing immediate temporary housing to individuals and families; to offer assistance in attaining employment and finding permanent housing, furthering education, helping residents get needed medical care or counseling, and to raise awareness about homelessness in Lincoln County. Residents will be allowed to stay up to 3 months. No drugs or alcohol allowed; sex offenders will not be accepted and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Donations Needed: Food Cards Gift Cards Cash Volunteers Needed: Yes, Volunteers should contact the house manager for training 715-224-3520
The Nurses’ Closet at St. Paul Lutheran Church lends medical equipment to those in need at no charge. Equipment provided includes wheelchairs, walkers, canes, commodes, shower benches and chairs and raised toilet seats. Hours are Tuesdays/Fridays from 9-2, and Wednesdays/Thursdays from 9-1. If you have a need, please call the church at (715) 453-5391. If you have borrowed items and are no longer using them, please return to St. Paul during office hours. At this time St. Paul is not taking donations of walkers, commodes, toilet seat risers or crutches.
“Mac Home” Merrill Warming Center 407 W Main Street, Merrill, WI Phone: 715 722-1200
Vision Statement: MCHC/ MAC Home exists to provide safe housing and basic needs to families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness, within an atmosphere of encouragement, respect, dignity, and hope; while nurturing and promoting self-sufficiency and independent living. The Merrill Community Homeless Center Inc. will actively promote public awareness of homelessness by partnering with local resource agencies and educating the community.
Services: This is a fledgling organization, evolved from a Lincoln County Coalition and a United Way effort to address the homeless needs in our community. A community conversation took place in 2017 with an outcome to move forward with a permanent homeless center. The community response has been favorable to help with this dire need. The people involved are dedicated and provide great resources to our efforts. The homeless census in Merrill continues to increase, reaching 140 people in 2018. MAC Home has a warming center on the first floor and 4 units upstairs for temporary transitional housing. It requires full time staffing and volunteers for oversight and operation. The MAC Home offers resources to the homeless, information on agencies, assistance with job search, and developing self-esteem and/or other concerns.